Stepping out from the comfort of a corporate role, 2017 was the year Catherine King Ward decided to round up her 25 years of experience in Human Resources, and become a resource to more York Region business owners. She has proven herself a master at solving employer/employee related challenges and risks, touching all areas of the HR world, and impressing clients with her honesty and integrity. She understands that HR can be overwhelming for those who don’t know what they don’t know, but it is her principles that make her a trusted ally.
Catherine is driven by her commitment to help. All too often she has witnessed good business owners underestimate the importance of, if not fear, HR functions and the need to implement and maintain them in order avoid problems before they come knocking.
She is also passionate about giving back to her community. For four years Catherine has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Routes Connecting Communities Inc., and frequently donates her time and expertise to low-income job seekers.
As member of HRPA (Human Resources Professionals Association), Catherine stays up to date on new laws and policy changes so that her clients can go about running their business. She has also earned her professional designations, both CHRL (Certified Human Resources Leader) and CTMP (Certified Talent Management Professionals), and continues to demonstrate success as an expert in HR Audits, Recruitment, Talent Management, Workplace Investigations, and Policies and Procedures, with training on quality and process improvement focused on Customer Service. More than acting as an advocate for employees, Catherine guides business owners to understanding their own rights as an employer, while empowering them to bolster an attractive work environment that staff will want to be ambassadors for.
As a small business owner herself, Catherine is dedicated to helping other small to medium sized businesses become the best and most respected in their industries. Catherine’s philosophy is there is no one size-fits all model. That is why she believes in giving each client her personal attention, working with them to design processes and customize solutions that fit their specific business needs. A resource her clients can rely on, Catherine King Ward gets it done right the first time.